Physiological basis and ecological significance of the seed size and relative growth rate relationship in Mediterranean annuals

@inproceedings{Maran1993PhysiologicalBA,
  title={Physiological basis and ecological significance of the seed size and relative growth rate relationship in Mediterranean annuals},
  author={Teodoro Mara{\~n}{\'o}n and Peter J. Grubb},
  year={1993}
}
1. During the first three weeks of growth with plentiful water and mineral nutrients 21 Mediterranean species of annuals showed a linear negative correlation of relative growth rate (RGR) with log initial seedling weight. The lower RGR values resulted mainly from lower specific leaf area (SLA) and occurred despite higher values for unit leaf rate (ULR); they were associated with larger amounts of DNA per cell and probably with larger cell size. 2. The RGR values for a given seed size fell in… CONTINUE READING

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